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Early Education Additional Support Team (EEAST)

We are a small team of specialist teachers and nursery nurses who work with pre-school children who have special educational needs.

  • We visit children in their own homes to provide teaching advice and support.
  • We plan a range of opportunities to develop each child's play and learning
  • We give specialist support and advice to help parents make informed choices about the education of their children.
  • We provide support to help children access and make progress in their local Early Years Setting.
  • In our role as Area SENCos the teachers provide support advice and training for staff in  Early Years registered settings to enable them to plan appropriate intervention for children with special educational needs.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hazel Newstead
Contact Position
Team Leader
075544 59229

Where to go

Library Block
Westgate Community College
West Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Other Details


Referral required?
Referral Details

We have an open referral system- anyone may refer to our service as long as they have the permission of the child’s parents.

Most of our referrals come from health professionals (paediatricians, health visitors, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists). We also get referrals from staff in Early Years settings. Parents/carers may refer directly to our service if they  wish.

Last updated: 07/07/2020
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